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Digital rights groups call for moratorium on biometrics in digital ID systems

Digital rights organization Access Now has posted an open letter to its website, co-signed by numerous other organizations in the…

 

UN commission exec calls for African nations to focus on civil registration for development gains

The importance of civil registration systems to economic and social development in African nations was emphasized in a speech by…

 

Trueface biometrics to help identify and reunite Hurricane Dorian victims

Bahamas-based digital infrastructure startup Bluestone Technologies Ltd. had been in talks with facial biometrics provider Trueface for several months before…

 

ID2020 and partners launch program to provide digital ID with vaccines

The ID2020 Alliance has launched a new digital identity program at its annual summit in New York, in collaboration with…

 

Trust and transparency plus $66 billion would bring Africa up to speed for ID and digital economy

An investment of $60 billion would bring Africa’s digital infrastructure up to speed and $6 billion would cover ID provision…

 

Caribou Digital and ID2020 identify barriers to digital identity for women

Barriers of information, access, ownership, societal expectations, and intersectionality must be overcome by women who struggle to acquire ID in…

 

Biometric digital identification initiatives by country

Biometric Update offers a comprehensive directory of digital identification initiatives in developing nations to assist information-gathering by government employees, companies…

 

Yoti announces digital identity Fellowship winners as researchers warn of discrimination risks

The winners of the Yoti Fellowship Programme have been selected, and will spend a year working on digital identity and…

 

TECH5 integrates biometric technologies with MOSIP open source ID platform

International identity management provider TECH5 has integrated its biometric software with the open-source MOSIP identity management platform, and is the…

 

Facial recognition for travel and onboarding top this week’s biometrics and digital ID news

Stories on biometrics use cases from flight boarding to onboarding, and surveillance to aid delivery made up the most-read news…

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